6 items from 2013
Filmmaker Vincenzo Natali made a name for himself among genre fans with his debut feature Cube, making the transition from years of storyboard work on shows such as Beetlejuice and The Adventures of Tintin. Earlier this year, however, Natali made a move away from theatrical content, as his first feature since 2009′s Splice, titled Haunter, saw a release to On-Demand platforms concurrently with a limited run on the big screen. Now Natali has made a more concrete shift, with the tv series Darknet. Working with producer Steve Hoban, best known for Ginger Snaps, the first episode of the series has been released online ahead of the show’s premiere in January, and can be seen below.
(Source: Shock Till You Drop)
- Deepayan Sengupta
I know what you’re thinking – another haunted house movie? And to that I say “Yes. Hush, there is a reason we’re on to a fifth Paranormal Activity movie.” Now here’s where Haunter is going to be different. Haunter is told from the ghosts’ perspective, and these spirits aren’t so keen on being dead. In fact, teenage Lisa (Abigail Breslin) and her entire family aren’t quite aware that they’re haunting their own house until it occurs to them that they’re reliving the same day over and over again. But once Lisa figures out that she was murdered, she reaches out to the teenage girl currently residing in her old room to stop her from suffering the same fate. Beetlejuice this is not; it doesn’t look like there will be any fun interdimensional bonding or ghost pranks going on between the teenage girls. Expect lots of jumpy shots of ghosts and »
- Samantha Wilson
Director: Christian Duguay
Running Time: 104 Minutes
Scanners II: The New Order was a nice little surprise, so surely this third instalment released the same year, with the same director and writer, would be another interesting take on the telekinetic warriors known as Scanners? You’d be wrong to think that. Scanners III: The Takeover is an appalling end to the trilogy, and one where it would be giving the film too much credit to even suggest that the hilarity one experiences whilst watching, is in anyway intentional.
It appears Duguay and writer B.J. Nelson put all their effort into Part II, because some of this film is simply inconceivable. You know you’re on to a loser when the opening crawl (an unnecessary opening crawl) claims some of the key events in the mythology took place in the 1940s, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The first official still from the still untitled Alan Partridge movie, the first photo of Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in The Rover, and black-and-white photos of the key actors in The Wolverine on the final day of shooting.
New photos from To the Wonder, Some Velvet Morning, The Pretty One, Deep Powder, Bottled Up, Family Weekend, The English Teacher, Trust Me, Almost Christmas, Scary Movie 5, Greetings from Tim Buckley, V/H/S 2, Adult World.
"China has approved »
- Garth Franklin
South by Southwest 2013 day 3 has arrived and despite getting the most sleep I've had in the past week, I'm slightly worn out. It only mildly phases me that as I eat my breakfast, Ken Marino and Martin Starr are two tables away from me doing an interview with someone wearing a camera on his forehead. My eyes feel a few blinks away from sleep. This chair might as well be made of clouds and dreams. This coffee isn't working. It may be time to call upon the healing powers of strong drink.
On top of being robbed of an hour of sleep by the cruel gods of Daylight Savings, yesterday was a non-stop 18+ hours of line waiting, street walking and, of course, movie watching. It also included getting to breathe the same air as Paul Rudd and Olivia Wilde, but that's neither here nor there. Where was I? Oh yes, »
"Frightened? Child, you're talking to a man who's laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe ... I was petrified." –'The Wizard of Oz' (1939)
Greetings from the apocalypse! As North Korea readies their nukes for a pre-emptive strike against the U.S., and Dennis Rodman plays a game of pick-up basketball with supreme leader Kim Jong-un with the very survival of the planet on the line, I'm ready for a solid weekend of moviegoing. How about you? Sure you are. If you're really worried about Kim's missiles made out of Campbell's Soup cans and old Sony Walkmans, then go to Home Depot and grab a 30-dollar tarp to cover your roof with. That oughta do the trick.
Friday, March 8
- Max Evry
6 items from 2013
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